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Caribbean & Central America - November 2018

Despite a dip this year, Panama’s economic growth rate is expected to roar back as one of the fastest in Latin America in 2019. Much of this will be based on Minera Panama, a US$6bn-plus copper mine project which is expected to diversify an economy largely based on financial services and Panama Canal-related shipping and logistics. But there is a fly in the ointment: a supreme court (CSJ) ruling has raised legal doubts over the concession. In this November edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America, we begin by looking more closely at the contentious project.

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